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Mar 24, 201407:14 AMBlaska's Bring It!

with David Blaska

If Bo Ryan were coaching the weather, it would be spring

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If you’re a racist and you know it, clap your hands

Your humble Squire, lord of the Stately Manor, CEO of the Policy Werkes and Tanning Salon, tribune of the common man, and perennial Nobel Peace Prize hopeful, was the first to report on this week’s White Guilt Conference in Madison. I did so at RightWisconsin and here at the Manor (bottom of blog).

It is well worth reading the reactions to Sunday’s Wisconsin State Journal article. My favorite, from the online commenter “trudat”:

So how would a conference held by white people called “White guilt and the race card: a study of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and other racism hustlers” be received, if it were funded by tax dollars? Or basically, an exact opposite of this conference.

And that every persons tax dollars were used to help fund it.

I mean liberals respect all opinions … rigggggghht?

Or if Paul Ryan and Bill Cosby were invited. This isn’t a dialogue or even an academic exercise; it is liberal brainwashing from the profitable Grievance Industry. White people are the problem. Their privileged success is your failure. You’re still a victim.

Here’s an idea next time your company gets mau-maued by the unions with one of those boycott signs. “Shame on Suburu of Wichita!

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Mar 24, 2014 03:04 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

But in Madison, where white people famously turned back the charter school plan proposed by Kaleem Caire, isn't white privilege a problem? Isn't that exactly what caused a school board to believe that the white-dominated teachers union knows better than the black-dominated Urban League? If that's not white privilege, I don't know what is.

When it comes to Madison's biggest concern - racial disparities - white people ARE the problem. If black people had a voice in local government proportional to their population, do you think that charter school would have failed?

White people don't have a problem getting their kids educated in this town and they're not really motivated to change the methods used to educate black kids, particularly if it detracts even a bit from their own kids' experience. That's exactly what white privilege feels like.

I know it's easier to just bare your fangs and howl at the moon on these things. If Bo were your editor, he might push you to see things differently, adjust the X's and O's, as it were.

Mar 24, 2014 05:58 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

In 1862, white privilege meant being able to be drafted into the Union Army so you could fight and die to help a white Republican, President Lincoln set the black man free.

As far as Republicans go, I consider the debt paid in full for "white privilege" about 150 years ago. After all, the Republican Party was founded in the abolition movement. And they proved it in the 1860s and again in the 1960s, by providing most of the votes for any civil rights legislation passed in this nation.

As far as Democrats go, they were responsible for founding the KKK, Jim Crow laws, segregation, poll taxes and literacy tests to vote. So maybe these race baiting, eternally whining, professional victims should air their grievances against the right political party for a change.

My debt is long paid in full. Go after the limousine liberals in the Democratic Party who want to keep the black man trapped on the liberal plantation, only because it profits them to do so. Put the blame where it belongs for once in your life.

Mar 25, 2014 07:00 am
 Posted by  David Blaska

Two very good points. Thank you.

Mar 25, 2014 09:04 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

The very first open session is called the Black Man Think Tank, A Time for Leadership, Action and Accountability. How are you not behind that, Blaska? Another is called Strengthening Relationships Between Schools and Families. Some of the stuff is pretty academic and wishy washy, but those who take shots at this thing without looking a little deeper are doing it a disservice.

Mar 26, 2014 10:05 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

Does anyone have a count on the number of Recall Walker stickers on the cars parked at Monona Terrace this week? I'm estimating 100% of them do.

Dave, not B

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Raised on a farm near Sun Prairie, David Blaska is a recovering liberal who spent 18 years in daily newspapers, including 12 at The Capital Times in Madison as a reporter and editor. He served Gov. Tommy Thompson as acting press secretary in 1998 and is a veteran and survivor of 19 years in state government. He served 12 years on the Dane County Board of Supervisors. From December 2007 to November 2011 he wrote the consistently popular "Blaska's Blog" for Isthmus online's "The Daily Page" until, he says, the intolerant liberals ran him off. He blogs from Madison.

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